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1. The Tengwar of Feanor, a table of letterforms
resembling the beautiful Celtic half-uncial hand of the "Book
of Kells". Invented and described by J. R. R. Tolkien in "The
Lord of The Rings" as an orthography for his fictional `elvish'
languages, this system (which is both visually and phonetically
elegant) has long fascinated hackers (who tend to be intrigued
by artificial languages in general). It is traditional for
graphics printers, plotters, window systems, and the like to
support a Feanorian typeface as one of their demo items. See also
elder days. 2. By extension, any odd or unreadable typeface
produced by a graphics device. 3. The typeface mundanely called
`Böcklin', an art-Noveau display font.
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.